LONDON COLLECTION MEN A/W’2015: DAY 4
The London Collections Men Mania finally came to an end as the designers wrapped up their collections. From Zander Zhou’s quirky take on regular casual wear to Paul Smith’s comfy suit theme, here’s a final roundup of some of the designers that showcased their A/W’2015 collection:
Craig Green: The collection presented by the designer laid emphasis on casual street wear. The colour palate was kept very minimalistic in shades of white, black, navy blue with a few pieces in bright red. While some looks were kept clean, a certain number of them were layered. High-waist baggy pants, fitted long sleeve tops, crop jackets and chunky sweaters definitely screamed functionality and utility-wear.
Katie Eary: The designer known by many for her signature “Glamourous street wear” definitely would make the sun shine on a dull winter’s day with her collection. The collection had a forget-sober-and-embrace-colour vibe to it with garments in shades of bright tangerine, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, navy blue, red and purple. Men majorly wore long jackets with shearling linings, chunky sweaters, and fitted shirts. They walked down in lose pants in a shimmering visual texture. The sneakers were equally loud and electrifying. The collection had a disco vibe to it with electric blues and shiny reds. It had a David Bowie 70’s feel to it. She had incorporated a ‘brain pattern’ in her designs evident in the chunky knits and hair accessories. The makeup was quite dramatic with a theatrical appeal with designs in electric blue and half-done eyes.
Chester Barrie: The label carrying on for the past 80 years is to known as an innovator in traditional wear. The collection presented bespoke tailoring and British heritage at its best, adhering to classic suit colour schemes like coffee brown, navy blue, black, electric blue and grey. The clothes spoke of regality and masculinity for themselves. Peak lapels and slash pockets further added to the elegance while long coats both single and double breasted maintained refined taste. The attention to smaller details like Chester Barrie are signs of any established Savile Row tailor.
Zander Zhou: The experimental designer with a fondness towards deconstructed silhouettes enjoys pairing them with the unconventional materials. On first look, I definitely see raw creative energy unleashed on the runway with looks that you might have seen before but were put together very differently. The quirky designer based in Beijing definitely had an innovative spin on classics. The collection showcased lambskin military coats with argyle-like designs cut in leather and fluffy cloud like patterns in shearling. Long mint green jackets looked rather interesting with a straw-like texture and a fringe to go along. At the same time, the designer didn’t shy away from featuring with all white ensemble with a cape-like look. The colour palate in this collection was black, white, tan, tangerine, chocolate brown & shades of grey. The designer epitomized lambskin leather with some stunning pieces. Leather was the hero for the day with this designer.
Paul Smith: The famous British menswear designer this A/W focused on comfort and utility with ‘A Suit to Travel In’ theme. Men wore peak lapel blazers, fitted pants navy blue pants and crisp round necks white tees. The look was kept classic with white canvas shoes.
That was a sensational end to the coveted fashion week held at London. It saw a splash of designers featuring a range of designs for A/W’2015. From holding onto one’s heritage to re-inventing the concept of winter wear, London Collection: Men was definitely worth the watch.
Photo Credits: Vogue UK